Dr. Peanut: A St. Louis Pediatrician Battles Child Malnutrition in Haiti
River Front Times, by: Aimee Levitt
July 1, 2010
A small room off to the side is bare except for an examination table, a makeshift desk piled with folders and bottles of medicine, and two narrow wooden benches pushed up against the walls. A tall Haitian nurse wearing a white dress and a cap and stockings, straight out of the 1950s, confers with a smaller, wiry American woman over a pair of height-and-weight charts.The Haitian is Marie Fleurese Gourges, head nurse of Justinien's infant malnutrition clinic. The American is Dr. Patricia Wolff, a St. Louis pediatrician. Wolff is 62 years old. She has large blue eyes, short blonde hair, a pointed chin — and a commanding presence. As her friend Mary McElwain puts it: "Pat is a person who feels people should listen to her."
Read More: Dr. Peanut
Haitian Orphans Have Little but One Another
The New York Times, by: Deborah Sontag
July 5, 2010
Deborah Sontag mentions Medika Mamba in her article on Frades, an organization specializing in microloans that has taken responsibility for orphaned/abandoned children after the earthquake. Readers of an earlier NYT article about the orphans generated donations of cash and medika mamba to supply the children with basic needs.
Read More: Medika Mamba's post-earthquake uses
Progress Comes Slowly in Haiti-Part 1
St. Louis Beacon Article, by: Patricia Rice
July 22, 2010
The tragedy in Haiti has steeled the determination of several seasoned St. Louis volunteers to educate, mentor and help more Haitians become self-sustaining. Haitians must serve their own people and run their own hospitals, schools and society, they said in interviews this week. Meds & Foods for Kids, a Haitian hyper-nutritious food factory in Cap Haitien, founded by St. Louisan Dr. Patricia Wolff in 2004, will build a new factory and close its existing one.